Nevada Officials Unveil Disaster Vehicle

May 30, 2012

Nevada Senator Harry Reid and Washoe County Sheriff Michael Haley are rolling out a special communications vehicle that will help officials set up a mobile command center during a disaster.

The so-called Critical Incident Response Vehicle was unveiled yesterday in Reno.

credit: Washoe County Sheriff's office

It will carry vital communications equipment and intelligence-gathering staff, and is the first of its kind in Nevada.

Haley says it’s critical that agencies can communicate with each other during a crisis situation.

Total cost for the vehicle is approximately $573,000.00. The Department of Justice Office of Community Orientated Police Services grant funded $500,000 and remainder was obtained through a Department of Homeland Security grant.

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